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Old 01-17-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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Every state has its ups and downs. Its good points, as well as bad ones.

I often hear about all the good things S/D has to offer. Now, I would like to hear about the things people there do not like about it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Potholes.

That's about it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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We had a thread with this same title, almost exactly I believe a while back. Careful when talking about SD in a negative way. It will create a huge sh1t storm.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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LOL I knew Gentoo would be here lightning fast.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Huffman Hovels

Or to put it more broadly, the bad land planning decisions of the past.

As one example, imagine if on canyon ridges, the canyon side of the street had been left unbuilt so pedestrians and drivers could have had a view corridor out onto the canyon vistas beyond.

Imagine if Mission Valley had been left as agricultural land. Yes, I-8 probably needed to have been built through the area, but not all of the auto-oriented shopping centers that flood regularly. That would have prevented the commercial decline of Downtown and North Park.

Imagine if downtown had better architecture in its high rise buildings. The buildings of the 90s and 00 are much better than those built in the 60s and 70s and early 80s, but they are is still room for improvement Downtown. For example, tall buildings along the waterfront like the Marriott hotels are a mistake. Tall buildings should be set back further from the waterfront to protect view corridors.

But mostly, I hate the Huffmans. They knew they were wrong when they were building them, and now they are practically impossible to get rid off.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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Look at my post history, I'm sure you'll find a few nuggets in there

Besides that, I can't complain today. It was 85 degrees out. We have the best weather in the country, hands down.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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Huffman Hovels
Or to put it more broadly, the bad land planning decisions of the past.
As one example, imagine if on canyon ridges, the canyon side of the street had been left unbuilt so pedestrians and drivers could have had a view corridor out onto the canyon vistas beyond.
Imagine if Mission Valley had been left as agricultural land. Yes, I-8 probably needed to have been built through the area, but not all of the auto-oriented shopping centers that flood regularly. That would have prevented the commercial decline of Downtown and North Park.
Imagine if downtown had better architecture in its high rise buildings. The buildings of the 90s and 00 are much better than those built in the 60s and 70s and early 80s, but they are is still room for improvement Downtown. For example, tall buildings along the waterfront like the Marriott hotels are a mistake. Tall buildings should be set back further from the waterfront to protect view corridors.
But mostly, I hate the Huffmans. They knew they were wrong when they were building them, and now they are practically impossible to get rid off.
I totally agree, except for your first and last statement - what on earth are "Huffman hovels"? I've lived here for 30 years, and have never heard of them!
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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I totally agree, except for your first and last statement - what on earth are "Huffman hovels"? I've lived here for 30 years, and have never heard of them!
born and raised here for 20 years and I have never heard of that either!
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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I totally agree, except for your first and last statement - what on earth are "Huffman hovels"? I've lived here for 30 years, and have never heard of them!
I think kettlepot coined the term "Huffman Hovel". Is that correct kp?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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I think kettlepot coined the term "Huffman Hovel". Is that correct kp?
So, I googled the term, and discovered that they are apt. blgs also called "dingbats". Here's the def:
"Dingbats are boxy, two- or three-story apartment houses with overhangs sheltering street-front parking. ... A dingbat is "half parking structure, half dumb box."
who knew?
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